Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Legislation Vote Possible Any day

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

North Carolina: Pro-Gun Omnibus Legislation Vote Possible Any day

Please contact your state Representative and urge him or her to support HB 562 with the provision replacing the outdated Pistol Purchase System (PPP) with the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)!


 
The North Carolina Sheriffs' Association (NCSA) continues to be the only real roadblock to passing the PPP repeal contained in House Bill 562.  While the NCSA claims it has support for its position from at least 90% of its members, dozens of sheriffs have told NRA they support our position of repealing PPP and transitioning to NICS currently utilized by the majority of the country.

Numerous anti-gun organizations appear to be working in lock-step with the NCSA, and have been buying up air time to defeat the whole bill. While the only real area of contention with many legislators remains the PPP repeal and the conflicting positions held by NRA and the NCSA, it would seem that sheriffs are being used as pawns to promote the anti-gun agenda of folks like billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  The stated disagreement between NRA and the NCSA appears to be that NRA wants to repeal this outdated, inefficient system that allows sheriffs to use discretion when deciding who will be allowed to purchase a handgun.  The NCSA, however, claims it wants to maintain the PPP system to allow sheriffs to continue to use discretion.  But the efforts of sheriffs clearly support part, if not all, of the anti-gun extremists agenda which is to completely derail HB 562.

Regardless of whatever are the true intentions of the NCSA, one individual in each county should not be allowed to continue to use personal discretion to deny law-abiding citizens the ability to lawfully purchase handguns in North Carolina.

In addition to the discretion problem, however, is the outrageous cost to running this outdated, inefficient system.  NCSA even commented on how archaic the PPP system is in a recent report, stating "it is rooted in paper applications reviewed by sheriffs' personnel who do manual, individual background checks on each applicant."  One county estimates that it costs approximately $50.54 to process each PPP.  Even if that number is above average, and we consider an average cost of $40.00 to process each PPP, the annual cost to North Carolina to run the PPP would be over $5 million.  That is based on an NCSA report that indicates there is an average of 134,961 PPPs issued each year.  By transitioning from PPP to NICS (which is funded at the federal level), not only would you eliminate an outdated, inefficient system that allows for unconstitutional discretion, but North Carolina would save probably $5 million dollars a year.  Perhaps more.

Please continue to write or call your state Representative and urge them to work with the NRA to pass HB 562 with language that replaces the current PPP system with NICS, a system currently used by the majority of states around the country.

TRENDING NOW
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Passes U.S. House of Representatives!

News  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Passes U.S. House of Representatives!

In a resounding show of support for the Second Amendment, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a legislative package that included H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, and H.R. 4477, ...

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

News  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

The National Rifle Association applauded the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday for passing the most far-reaching expansion of self-defense rights in modern American history. The National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed ...

Burlington Police Chief Puts New York Politicians Before Vermonters

News  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Burlington Police Chief Puts New York Politicians Before Vermonters

As H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, comes closer to becoming law, the arguments against the legislation are increasingly strained. There are disingenuous appeals to federalism by those who would happily burden firearms owners under ...

Kicking a Gift Horse in the Teeth

News  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kicking a Gift Horse in the Teeth

As we approach the Christmas season and the start of a new year, many of us look for ways to assist the needy and brighten the holidays for those less fortunate. It’s no coincidence that ...

Victory in D.C.! Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming to the Nation’s Capital

News  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Victory in D.C.! Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming to the Nation’s Capital

In a stunning development, District of Columbia officials decided in October that they would not appeal a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit concerning the District’s discretionary concealed carry licensing ...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Florida Action Report: Florida Carry cuts off its nose to spite its face – AGAIN

Once again Florida Carry, Inc. has demonstrated a lack of concern for Concealed Weapons and Firearms License holders.  License holders continue to be abused by law enforcement, prosecutors and the courts.  When firearms, that are ...

FACT CHECK: Rep. Thomas Massie Spreading Misinformation About Comprehensive Self-Defense Legislation Pending in Congress

News  

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

FACT CHECK: Rep. Thomas Massie Spreading Misinformation About Comprehensive Self-Defense Legislation Pending in Congress

In a recent Facebook Post, Congressman Thomas Massie (KY-4) included several inaccurate statements about H.R. 4477, the Fix-NICS bill. Below are some facts to set the record straight:

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Next Week

News  

Friday, December 1, 2017

U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Next Week

In a huge win for Second Amendment supporters, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held a mark-up of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and favorably reported an amended version of the bill to the full House. 

Rosie O’Donnell and Kim Kardashian West Aren’t Entirely Against Guns, Just You Having Them

News  

Friday, December 1, 2017

Rosie O’Donnell and Kim Kardashian West Aren’t Entirely Against Guns, Just You Having Them

In the late 1990s and early 2000s no celebrity pushed gun control more than comedienne and actress Rosie O’Donnell. Longtime NRA supporters will remember the famous incident in 1999 where the arch-gun control supporter ambushed actor and ...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Florida Action Report! Antigun Republicans EXPOSED in Committee Hearing

Three (3) progun bills die at the hands of anti-gun Republicans

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.